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    HERE IT IS! The polished Barnett commando!

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    savatreatabvr
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    HERE IT IS! The polished Barnett commando!

    Post by savatreatabvr on Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:00 pm

    I finally finished the prod and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Many hours of cutting, grinding, filing, sanding, heating, quenching and polishing went into this. All of the pitting was sanded off with a 220 grit belt sander and then wet sanded with 400 grit, I will use some 1000 grit once my hands heal, lol! I've shot it 5 or 6 times and everything is perfect. The only thing I'll change is the string, the cable was just for testing and photo purposes. Below are before and after pics!






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    Re: HERE IT IS! The polished Barnett commando!

    Post by Andy. on Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:14 pm

    Looks fantastic!! Very futuristic in a steam punkish way. Just need a compact silver scope now.

    Did you end up using a spring from a golf cart?

    Also, just curious to why you have the butt hook attached upside down?

    Again, great work, and would imagine you have blisters on blisters!

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    Re: HERE IT IS! The polished Barnett commando!

    Post by savatreatabvr on Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:51 pm

    Andy. wrote:Looks fantastic!! Very futuristic in a steam punkish way. Just need a compact silver scope now.

    Did you end up using a spring from a golf cart?

    Also, just curious to why you have the butt hook attached upside down?

    Again, great work, and would imagine you have blisters on blisters!
    Yes, I found a couple golf cart leaf springs on Craigslist and figured they would be better than a car leaf spring. Since the leaf springs had holes drilled in the centers I cut a 3" section out of the center of one of them to use to support the center of the prod from flexing and cracking. I made the prod 1 3/4" longer or wider I should say than the original prod because I didn't want it to be so stiff I couldn't cock it. I like the butt hook to rest on my shoulder, just personal preference.

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